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Tracie Matsumoto Brower
Tropical Plant Genetic Resources and Disease Research
Research Horticulturist

Phone: (808) 959-4358
Fax: (808) 959-3539

64 NOWELO STREET
HILO , HI 96720
Projects
Management, Characterization, and Evaluation of Pacific Tropical and Subtropical Fruit and Nut Genetic Resources and Associated Information
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434299
Genetic Improvement and Sustainable Production Systems for Sub-tropical and Tropical Crops in the Pacific Basin
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434947
NEXTGEN Cassava Hawaii Initiative
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 434288
Developing Sustainable Tropical Crops for Marginal Lands
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431689
Economic Impact of Manipulating Coffee Flowering
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435105

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
First report of Neofusicoccum parvum causing pod rot on cacao in Hawaii -
First report of apple of peru (Nicandra physalodes) infected with pepper mottle virus in Hawai'i -
Wang, D., Hamin, I., Borth, W.B., Melzer, M.J., Suzuki, J.Y., Wall, M.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Sun, G.F., Hu, J.S. 2018. First report of apple of peru (Nicandra physalodes) infected with pepper mottle virus in Hawai'i. Plant Disease. 103(1):169. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-06-18-1061-PDN.
Collection, isolation, in vitro culture, and laboratory transmission of Hirsutella eleutheratorum (Hypocreales: Ophiocordycipitaceae) from coffee berry borer on Hawaii Island -
Wraight, S.P., Wraight-Galaini, S., Castrillo, L.A., Griggs, M., Keith, L.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K. 2018. Collection, isolation, in vitro culture, and laboratory transmission of Hirsutella eleutheratorum (Hypocreales: Ophiocordycipitaceae) from coffee berry borer on Hawaii Island. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 157:53-66. https://doi:10.1016/j.jip.2018.08.002.
Guava SSR analysis: Diversity assessment in US and similarity to accessions associated with reducing citrus huanglongbing in Vietnam -
Stover, E., Aradhya, M., Gozlecki, S., Crane, J., Matsumoto Brower, T., Mayo- Riley, C., Zee, F., Gottwald, T., Hall, D. 2018. Guava SSR analysis: diversity assessment in US and similarity to accessions associated with reducing citrus huanglongbing in Vietnam. Journal of American Pomological Society. 72:242-250.
Prevalence of naturally-occurring strains of Beauveria bassiana in populations of coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei on Hawaii Island, with observations on coffee plant-H. hampei-B. bassiana interactions -
Wraight, S.P., Galaini-Wraight, S., Howes, R.L., Castrillo, L.A., Carruthers, R.I., Smith, R.H., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M. 2018. Prevalence of naturally-occurring strains of Beauveria bassiana in populations of coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei on Hawaii Island, with observations on coffee plant-H. hampei-B. bassiana interactions. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2018.07.008.
Cacao genetic resources research at the USDA-ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico -
Field sampling strategies for coffee berry borer (coleoptra: curculionidae: scolytinae) infesting berries in coffee farms in Hawaii -
Aristizabal, L.F., Shriner, S., Hollingsworth, R., Mascarin, G.M., Chavez, B., Matsumoto, T., Arthurs, S.P. (2018) "Field sampling strategies for coffee berry borer (Coleoptra: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) infesting berries in coffee farms in Hawaii," International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. Cambridge University Press,38(4),pp.418-426. doi: 10.1017/S174275841800022X.
Floral developmental timing in the ornamental progenitor species Anthurium amnicola Dressler -
Suzuki, J.Y., Horrell, J.R., Imamura, J.L., Amore, T.D., Matsumoto Brower, T.K. 2017. Floral developmental timing in the ornamental progenitor species Anthurium amnicola Dressler. Aroideana. 40:40-48.
Isolation of anthurium nuclei for molecular applications -
Organ-specific transcriptome profiling of metabolic and pigment biosynthesis pathways in the floral ornamental progenitor species Anthurium amnicola Dressler -
Suzuki, J.Y., Amore, T.D., Calla Zalles, B., Palmer, N.A., Scully, E.D., Sattler, S.E., Sarath, G., Lichty, J.S., Myers, R.Y., Keith, L.M., Matsumoto, T.K., Geib, S.M. 2017. Organ-specific transcriptome profiling of metabolic and pigment biosynthesis pathways in the floral ornamental progenitor species Anthurium amnicola Dressler. Scientific Reports. 7:1596.
Rebuilding Hawaii’s Anthurium germplasm collection for cultivar and species preservation, breeding, and biotechnological research -
Amore, T.D., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Suzuki, J.Y., Toves, P.J., Lichty, J.S. 2017. Rebuilding Hawaii’s Anthurium germplasm collection for cultivar and species preservation, breeding, and biotechnological research. Acta Horticulturae. 1185:117-122.
Development of chloroplast single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) as a tool towards interspecies typing of Anthurium germplasm -
Suzuki, J.Y., Geib, S.M., Carlsen, M.M., Henriquez, C.L., Amore, T.D., Sim, S., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Myers, R.Y. 2017. Development of chloroplast single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) as a tool towards interspecies typing of Anthurium germplasm. Acta Horticulturae. 1167:257-270.
Coffee harvest management by manipulation of coffee flowering with plant growth regulators -
Matsumoto, T.K., Lopez, J. 2016. Coffee harvest management by manipulation of coffee flowering with plant growth regulators. Acta Horticulturae. 1130:219-224.
Droplet-vitrification and morphohistological studies of cryopreserved shoot tips of cultivated and wild pineapple genotypes -
Souza, F.V., Ergun, K., Vieria De Jesus, L., De Souza, E.H., Amorim, V., Skogerboe, D.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Alves, A.A., Ledo, C., Jenderek, M.M. 2015. Droplet-vitrification and morphohistological studies of cryopreserved shoot tips of cultivated and wild pineapple genotypes. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. doi:10.1007/s11240-015-0899-8.
Developing Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers for the identification of pineapple (Ananas comosus) germplasm -
Zhou, L., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Tan, H., Meinhardt, L.W., Mischke, B.S., Wang, B., Zhang, D. 2015. Developing Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers for the identification of pineapple (Ananas comosus) germplasm. Horticulture Research. 2:15056.
Disease management strategy for macadamia quick decline -
Keith, L.M., Sugiyama, L.S., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Nagao, M.A. 2016. Disease management strategy for macadamia quick decline. Acta Horticulturae. 1109:237-242.
Utilization of papaya waste and oil production by Chlorella protothecoides -
Heller, W.P., Kissinger, K.R., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M. 2015. Utilization of papaya waste and oil production by Chlorella protothecoides. Algal Research. 12:156-160.
Protection and coexistence of conventional papaya productions with PRSV resistant transgenic papaya -
Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Suzuki, J.Y., Hollingsworth, R.G., Keith, L.M., Tripathi, S. 2016. Protection and coexistence of conventional papaya productions with PRSV resistant transgenic papaya. Acta Horticulturae. 1111:49-54.
Screening for powdery mildew resistance in ohelo berry germplasm in Hawaii -
Keith, L.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Suzuki, J.Y., Follett, P.A., Zee, F.T. 2015. Screening for powdery mildew resistance in ohelo berry germplasm in Hawaii. Pacific Agriculture and Natural Resources. 1:1-9.
Occurrence and distribution of Heterorhabditid populations in the Hawaiian Islands -
Myers, R.Y., Sipes, B.S., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Mello, C.L., Mello, J.S. 2015. Occurrence and distribution of Heterorhabditid populations in the Hawaiian Islands. Nematropica. 45:198-207.
Fungal pretreatment of albizia chips for enhanced biogas production by solid-state anaerobic digestion -
Ge, X., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Li, Y. 2015. Fungal pretreatment of albizia chips for enhanced biogas production by solid-state anaerobic digestion. Energy and Fuels. 29:200-204.
Developing Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers from transcriptome sequences for the identification of longan (Dimocarpus longan) germplasm -
Wang, B., Tan, H., Fang, W., Meinhardt, L.W., Mischke, B.S., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Zhang, D. 2015. Developing Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers from transcriptome sequences for the identification of longan (Dimocarpus longan) germplasm. Horticulture Research. DOI:10.1038/hortres.2014.65.
The chloroplast psbK-psbI intergenic region, a potential genetic marker for broad sectional relationships in Anthurium -
Suzuki, J.Y., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Myers, R.Y. 2014. The chloroplast psbK-psbI intergenic region, a potential genetic marker for broad sectional relationships in Anthurium. HortScience. 49(10):1244-1252.
Biogas energy production from tropical biomass wastes by anaerobic digestion Reprint Icon -
Ge, X., T. Matsumoto Brower, L. Keith, Y. Li. 2014. Biogas energy production from tropical biomass wastes by anaerobic digestion. Bioresource Technology. 169:38-44.
Identification of members of the Dimocarpus longan Flowering Locus T gene family with divergent functions in flowering -
Heller, W.P., Z. Ying, T.L. Davenport, L.M. Keith, T.K. Matsumoto. 2014. Identification of members of the Dimocarpus longan Flowering Locus T gene family with divergent functions in flowering. Tropical Plant Biology. 7(1):19-29.
Droplet vitrification technique for cryopreservation of different pineapple (Ananas comosus L. Merrill) accessions -
Souza, F.V., Kaya, E., Oliveira, V., Skogerboe, D.M., Vieira, L., Alves, A.A., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Jenderek, M.M. 2013. Droplet vitrification technique for cryopreservation of different pineapple (Ananas comosus L. Merrill) accessions. Meeting Abstract. 2nd International Symposium on Plant Cryopreservation, Fort Collins, CO, Aug 11-14, 2013. pp. 66.
Detection of plant-parasitic nematode DNA in the gut of predatory and omnivorous nematodes -
Cabos, R.Y.M., K.H. Wang, B.S. Sipes, W.P. Heller, T.K. Matsumoto. 2013. Detection of plant-parasitic nematode DNA in the gut of predatory and omnivorous nematodes. Nematropica. 43:44-48.
Screening promoters for Anthurium transformation using transient expression -
Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Cabos, R.Y.M., Suzuki, J.Y., Gonsalves, D., Thilmony, R.L. 2013. Screening promoters for Anthurium transformation using transient expression. Plant Cell Reports. 32:443-451.
First report of Pepper mottle virus infecting tomato in Hawaii -
Melzer, M.J., J.S. Sugano, D. Cabanas, K.K. Dey, B. Kandouh, D. Mauro, I. Rushanaedy, S. Srivastava, S. Watanabe, W.B. Borth, S. Tripathi, T. Matsumoto, L. Keith, D. Gonsalves, J.S. Hu. 2012. First report of Pepper mottle virus infecting tomato in Hawaii. Plant Dis. 96(6):917.
Assaying for pollen drift from transgenic Rainbow to nontransgenic Kapoho papaya under commercial and experimental field conditions in Hawaii Reprint Icon -
Gonsalves, D., Gonsalves, C., Carr, J., Tripathi, S., Matsumoto, T., Suzuki, J., Ferreira, S., Pitz, K. 2012. Assaying for pollen drift from transgenic Rainbow to nontransgenic Kapoho papaya under commercial and experimental field conditions in Hawaii. Tropical Plant Biol. 5(2):153-160. DOI:10.1007/s12042-011-9090-5.
Changes in antioxidant and fruit quality in hot water-treated ‘Hom Thong’ banana fruit during storage Reprint Icon -
Ummarat, N., T.K. Matsumoto, M.M. Wall, K. Seraypheap. 2011. Changes in antioxidant and fruit quality in hot water-treated ‘Hom Thong’ banana fruit during storage. Sci Hort. 130:801-807.
Field survey and fungicide screening of fungal pathogens of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) fruit rot in Hawaii Reprint Icon -
Keith, L.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Nishijima, K.A., Wall, M.M., Nagao, M. 2011. Field survey and fungicide screening of fungal pathogens of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) fruit rot in Hawaii. HortScience. 46:730 - 735.
Preliminary study of genetic variation in Hawaiian isolates of Beauveria bassiana [Hypocreales, Cordycipitaceae] -
Hollingsworth, R.G., Lysy, A., Matsumoto Brower, T.K. 2011. Preliminary study of genetic variation in Hawaiian isolates of Beauveria bassiana [Hypocreales, Cordycipitaceae]. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 106 (2011) 422-425.
Foliar fertilization as an alternative to hand thinning fruit in chlorate treated Dimocarpus longan Lour. trees in Hawaii. -
Matsumoto, T.K., M.A. Nagao, Francis T.P. Zee, K. A. Nishijima, L. Keith and M. Wall. 2010. Foliar fertilization as an alternative to hand thinning fruit in chlorate treated Dimocarpus longan Lour. trees in Hawaii. HortScience 45(8):S135.
Determining sex and screening for the adventitious presence of transgenic material in Carica papaya L. seed germplasm -
Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Zee, F.T., Suzuki, J.Y., Tripathi, S., Carr, J.B., Mackey, B.E. 2010. Determining sex and screening for the adventitious presence of transgenic material in Carica papaya L. seed germplasm. HortScience. 45:161-164.
The tropical fruit and nut collections and research activities at the USDA-ARS Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center, Tropical Plant Genetic Resource and Disease Research unit -
Zee, F.T., Matsumoto Brower, T.K. 2010. The tropical fruit and nut collections and research activities at the USDA-ARS Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center, Tropical Plant Genetic Resources Management Unit. Journal of American Pomological Society.64(1):2-4.
Protection and conservation of Caricaceae germplasm with PRSV resistant transgenic papaya -
Matsumoto, T.K., F.T.P. Zee, J.Y. Suzuki, S. Tripathi, B. Mackey, R. Hollingsworth, M. Shintaku and L. Keith. 2009. Protection and conservation of Caricaceae germplasm with PRSV resistant transgenic papaya. Plant Biology 2009. Honolulu, HI. P09021 pg. 166.
A tale of two orchids: comparative reproductive development in Vanilla and Phalaenopsis -
O’Neill, S., W.-T. Yang, D. Gonsalves, and T. Matsumoto. A tale of two orchids: comparativereproductive development in Vanilla and Phalaenopsis. Plant Biology 2009. Honolulu, HI. P56035 pg. 369.
Research update USDA-PBARC and CTAHR -
Optimization of lychee and longan flowering and fruiting in Hawaii. -
Management of flowering and fruiting of 'Kaimana' lychee in Hawaii. -
Management of flowering and fruiting of 'Kaimana' lychee in Hawaii. -
Matsumoto, T.K., F. Zee, M. Nagao, M. Nishina, V. Easton-Smith. 2007. Management of flowering and fruiting of ‘Kaimana’ lychee in Hawaii. 17th International Tropical Fruit Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM). Hilo, HI pp. 67-78.
Off-Season Flower Induction of Longan (Dimocarpus longan) with Potassium Chlorate, Sodium Chlorite and Sodium Hypochlorite -
T.K. Matsumoto, M.A. Nagao and B. Mackey. 2007. Off-season flower induction of longan with potassium chlorate, sodium chlorite and sodium hypochlorite. HortTechnology 17(3): 296-300.
The externally derived portion of the hyperosmotic shock-activated cytosolic calcium pulse mediates adaptation to ionic stress in suspension-cultured tobacco cells. -
Cessna, S.G., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Lamb, G.N., Rice, S.J., Hochstedler, W.W. 2007. The externally derived portion of the hyperosmotic shock-activated cytosolic calcium pulse mediates adaptation to ionic stress in suspension-cultured tobacco cells. Journal of Plant Physiology. 164:815 - 823.
From Germplasm Collection to Kaimana Lychee Production Management -
Zee, F.T., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Nagao, M., Nishina, M. 2007. From Germplasm Collection to Kaimana Lychee Production Management. Keith,L. 2007. Tropical Fruit Diseases. 16th Annual International Tropical Fruit Conference. [CD-ROM]. Hilo, HI. Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers. www.hawaiitropicalfruitgrowers.org
EXPLORING THE MECHANISM OF POTASSIUM CHLORATE INDUCED FLOWERING IN DIMOCARPUS LONGAN -
Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Tsumura, T., Zee, F.T. 2007. Exploring the mechanism of potassium chlorate induced flowering in dimocarpus longan. Acta Horticulturae 738 pg. 451 - 457.
GIBBERELLIC ACID AND BENZYLADENINE PROMOTE EARLY FLOWERING AND VEGETATIVE GROWTH OF MILTONIOPSIS ORCHID HYBRIDS. -
Matsumoto Brower, T.K. 2006. Gibberellic acid and benzyladenine promote early flowering and vegetative growth of miltoniopsis orchid hybrids.. HortScience, 41:131-135.
GENES UNIQUELY EXPRESSED IN VEGETATIVE AND POTASSIUM CHLORATE INDUCED FLORAL BUDS OF DIMOCARPUS LONGAN -
Matsumoto Brower, T.K. 2006. Genes uniquely expressed in vegetative and potassium chlorate induced floral buds of dimocarpus longan. Plant Science, 170:500-516.
ARABIDOPSIS VILLIN1 GENERATES ACTIN FILAMENT CABLES THAT ARE RESISTANT TO DEPOLYMERIZATION -
Huang, S., R.C. Robinson, L.Y. Gao, T. Matsumoto, A. Brunet, L. Blanchoin and C.J. Staiger. 2005. Arabidopsis VILLIN1 generates actin filament cables that are resistant to depolymerization. Plant Cell 17: 486-501.
POTASSIUM CHLORATE INDUCED FLOWERING IN DIMOCARPUS LONGAN -
Matsumoto, T., Tsumura, T., Zee, F. 2004. Potassium chorate induced flowering in Dimocarpus longan. American Society of Plant Biologist-Plant Biology 2004. Abstract P340. P.100
OVEREXPRESSION OF A CELL WALL GLYCOPROTEIN IN FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM INCREASES VIRULENCE AND RESISTANCE TO A PLANT PR-5 PROTEIN -
Narasimhan, M., Lee, H., Damsz, B., Singh, N., Ibeas, J., Matsumoto, T.K., Woloshuk, C., Bressan, R. 2003. Overexpression of a cell wall glycoprotein in fusarium oxysporum increases virulence and resistance to a plant pr-5 protein. Plant Journal 36 pg.390-400
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